Open Call

Open Call: Summer Residency 2020

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

No Funding
Lumsden, United Kingdom


We welcome applications from artists of all disciplines and practices. There are spaces for five or six artists per residency month. Applications should outline a clear reason for attending SSW, demonstrating an understanding and response to the location, critical programme and/or facilities. We warmly welcome international and collaborative applications.

Number of Participants

Our Summer Residency programme is for artists wishing to spend a month working on the development of their practice – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. The programme runs between June and September, with each group residency lasting four weeks. In each Summer Residency we welcome five or six artists, who are here alongside project artists and Open Access participants.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 08, 2020 - September 21, 2020


  • £560.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Library, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Discussion, Group Dinners, Professional Development, Retreat, Self-Directed


Activists, Blacksmith, Ceramics, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Land Art, Makers, Metalsmith, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Research, Scholar, Sculpture, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work on site and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond. Whilst being focused on self-directed practice, the Summer Residency follows a loose structure of group work including activities to encourage exchange between residents and artist led activity; introductory group breakfasts and talks/exercises to share your work, studio sharings, communal dinners, collective walks, film and sauna nights. Residents are given the freedom to work in an open environment, and to develop dialogues with both peers and staff.

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